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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2012, 04:19:38 AM »
Overall, I think the 24L, 35L, 50L, 85L, 135L, and 200L, if you can afford all of that, would be the world's best set of lenses out of all companies up to 200mm.

And if people just bought all of these L lenses, it would make half of the threads in this forum unnecessary :-)

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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2012, 04:29:34 PM »
With the 50L I had to shoot without a flash (none allowed in the nursery) so I opened it up to about f/2 and ISO 2000 right on the baby's body, focusing on the face, and the results were absolutely fantastic.  I am very pleased with that lens.  Outside with low ISO I play it safer with my 1Ds III and 50 f/1.4.  The color saturation seems to be better in low light/indoors for the 50L vs. the 1.4.  Nice lens for sure.

Overall, I think the 24L, 35L, 50L, 85L, 135L, and 200L, if you can afford all of that, would be the world's best set of lenses out of all companies up to 200mm.
Are you using outer focus points without issues? Maybe i need to run more focus testing with the combo to bring up my confidence.
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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2012, 04:39:10 PM »
Bosman,

For the majority of my photography, I am using center point AF only.  Only time I use outter points is during sports and usually I am not using any of the lenses I listed.

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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2012, 07:05:08 PM »
my sigma 85 f1.4 is bang on target super accurate
I just got the new smooth finish sigma 50 f1.4 and its the same super accurate
its a beast of a lens for a 50 mm though not much smaller than the 85 but its got IQ in spades
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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2012, 12:44:23 PM »
my sigma 85 f1.4 is bang on target super accurate
I just got the new smooth finish sigma 50 f1.4 and its the same super accurate
its a beast of a lens for a 50 mm though not much smaller than the 85 but its got IQ in spades
Wow, they made a 50 1.4 about as big as an 85? strange...Does it have is or something?
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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2012, 10:24:05 PM »
my sigma 85 f1.4 is bang on target super accurate
I just got the new smooth finish sigma 50 f1.4 and its the same super accurate
its a beast of a lens for a 50 mm though not much smaller than the 85 but its got IQ in spades
Wow, they made a 50 1.4 about as big as an 85? strange...Does it have is or something?
nope just tons of glass, 77m filter same as the 85
the lens diameter is pretty much identical to the 85 it's barrel is just shorter probably 70% of the hieght of the 85 at a rough guess without measuring. i'm so happy to finally have a 50mm that meets this standard of image quality! :)
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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2012, 10:51:03 PM »
Works for me.  This was at f1.2 5D3.  It's a screen shot so sharpness is not the best.  I focus and recomposed just a little.  The actual focus was on the boy's eye.
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2012, 10:54:28 PM »
This is the photo.  The above was a cropped screen shot off my iMac. 
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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2012, 02:04:28 PM »
This is the photo.  The above was a cropped screen shot off my iMac.
How many shots did you take to get the keeper? By the way, what a fantastic capture! What parent wouldnt love a shot like this of their kiddo? :D
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Re: 50L + 5DM3 focus? What about your experience with other lenses?
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2012, 11:39:39 PM »
I also agree with the 5DIII and the 70-200 2.8II, there you have an awesome combo.  You have the speed and sharpness plus the bonus of no flash.
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2012, 11:39:39 PM »